Overview & Highlights
Inspired by Michael Bond's classic books and the 2014 hit movie, this 14-day family adventure is a unique opportunity to meet and learn about the endangered spectacled bears in their own environment.
- Guided tour of Lima’s street life and markets
- Sipan and Royal Tombs Museum, Chiclayo
- Excursion from Chaparri Lodge
- Choco Museum, Cusco
- Cusco walking tour
- Guided visit to Pisaq market and ruins, Sacred Valley
- Guided tour to Pumamarca and Huilloc
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
The enchanting, loveable bear from 'darkest Peru' who ended up in Paddington station may not know much about his native land, but would no doubt enjoy this holiday which is ideal for all the family. Offering the chance to see real live Peruvian spectacled bears in their own natural environment, the holiday also explores magnificent Inca ruins with a backdrop of snow-spangled Andean peaks in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and at Machu Picchu, further downstream, where the Urubamba river crashes towards the Amazon basin.
Transfer to hotel in Miraflores
A unique day exploring the street life and markets of Lima
Fly to Chiclayo and transfer to your hotel
Full day guided excursion to Sipan and the Royal Tombs Museum
Transfer to Chaparri Eco-Lodge. Guided excursions from the lodge.
Return to Chiclayo for one night
Fly to Cusco via Lima and transfer to your hotel. Visit the Choco museum in the afternoon.
Walking city tour
Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Overnight there
Walking tour around Huilloc and Pumamarca.
By train to Machu Picchu, guided tour. Overnight nearby.
Optional revisit to the site or visit the Spectacled bear project, return to Cusco.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Lima. Connect with you international flight home
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Most memorable experience? - Iguacu Falls were amazing. Boat trip under the falls and helicopter ride from the Brazilian side were truly memorable.
I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday to Brazil with JLA and was impressed with their organisation and local knowledge. Our tour guide, was excellent and went that 'extra mile' to make our holiday an enjoyable experience. During the Trogon itinerary I saw some amazing places not least, Rio de Janeiro, The Pantanal and Iguacu Falls. My private extension to Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais was also well organised and the local guides (both women) used for the private transfers looked after me very well. As a woman travelling alone it was good to know that my safety and security was a high priority.HP, Richmond
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Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
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Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
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It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
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